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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 4/12/2024 8:53:15 AM 
The advanced stats on Morton are pretty concerning. PER of 6.5, TS% of .322, eFG below 30%, and high turnover rate.

I get beggers can't be choosers, but the rate stats don't project well with more minutes. When you looked at a guy like Reef, at least there was solid production in the minutes he was on the floor.
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   Posted: 4/12/2024 9:22:56 AM 
Bobcat Love's Sense of Shame wrote:
The advanced stats on Morton are pretty concerning. PER of 6.5, TS% of .322, eFG below 30%, and high turnover rate.

I get beggers can't be choosers, but the rate stats don't project well with more minutes. When you looked at a guy like Reef, at least there was solid production in the minutes he was on the floor.


The calling card with Morton isn't scoring at all. In his lone year starting, he did have a better assist to turnover ration than the season Shereef just had. Not advocating for Morton necessarily, but he's going to do the little/scrappy things and bring some much needed size/experience/defense to a team with plenty of guys who aren't shy when it comes to shooting. Might not be a bad thing.

It's actually wild none of his offensive game translated from HS. Averaged 23.4 points, 13.0 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game, shooting 56 percent from the field and 81 percent from the free throw line.

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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 4/12/2024 9:56:41 AM 
Bashir Jihad to Arizona State.
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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 4/12/2024 10:38:28 AM 
FJC31 wrote:

The calling card with Morton isn't scoring at all. In his lone year starting, he did have a better assist to turnover ration than the season Shereef just had. Not advocating for Morton necessarily, but he's going to do the little/scrappy things and bring some much needed size/experience/defense to a team with plenty of guys who aren't shy when it comes to shooting. Might not be a bad thing.

It's actually wild none of his offensive game translated from HS. Averaged 23.4 points, 13.0 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game, shooting 56 percent from the field and 81 percent from the free throw line.


Makes sense to me regarding how he'd contribute. A guy like that will fit so long as AJBs shooting returns post surgery. Between AJB and Clayton, we should be able to keep defenses stretched most of the time. And Sheldon's minutes obviously help there, too.
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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 4/12/2024 11:18:41 AM 
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Hadaway tapered off in the last games of the season and in the MAC tourney.


You apparently did not watch the last few games. He had 20 and 6 at Miami. May have had only 4 pts in semis but had 7 rebounds and played 37 mins. He also had 9 and 11 in the quarters. I don't know what more you want. He is a starter and if we bring in a Morton to put Aidan on the bench he should transfer. Aidan can be a 4 year guy for us.
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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 4/12/2024 11:45:25 AM 
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He is a starter and if we bring in a Morton to put Aidan on the bench he should transfer. Aidan can be a 4 year guy for us.


Glad you're the one saying it and not Aidan. If a player can't deal with getting a transfer or new recruit at their position, requiring them to beat them out to keep their starting spot, and/or be willing to provide depth and help to the team off the bench if they lose that spot - then I want THEM to transfer.

It's called competition.
And it's called a TEAM.

Anyone and everyone looking out for #1 can go h00pz with their b0yz in AAU land somewhere else.

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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 4/12/2024 12:13:59 PM 
Is Hadaway even a 3? When he started for us, it was at the 4.

Right now, bringing in this Purdue dude doesn't even result in Hadaway on the bench, unless the D3 big ends up forcing his way into the starting lineup.
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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 4/12/2024 12:24:28 PM 
Hadaway played the "four" out of necessity because he and AJC on the floor together are better than AJC and Wiz on the floor together. And with IJ not available, having all of your forwards on the floor at the same time is a recipe for foul trouble and fatigue.

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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 4/12/2024 12:35:17 PM 
shabamon wrote:
Hadaway played the "four" out of necessity because he and AJC on the floor together are better than AJC and Wiz on the floor together. And with IJ not available, having all of your forwards on the floor at the same time is a recipe for foul trouble and fatigue.



Hypothetically, if we landed Morton and he started alongside AJC and Hadaway; weíd be in much better shape with Searls and Evans off the bench to spell minutes. I donít see a foul trouble or fatigue issue in that scenario. Maybe Iím putting too much stock into Evans, as long as heís eligible heís giving us more than IJ did and likely more quality minutes than Wiz.
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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 4/12/2024 12:44:41 PM 
I loved the growth out of Hadaway last year, but he has neither the defensive quickness, ball handling, passing nor outside shooting abilities to be a 3. He's a dynamic 4 who can be an energy guy, loose balls, rebounds, fast breaks and showed some okay post moves and good backdoor cutting/passing.

The problem for Hadaway is Clayton should be a 4 as well. What sends Aidan to the bench is us getting a starting center and sliding Clayton to the 4 IMO. I'm good with that though bc Hadaway as a 6th man/super sub would be phenomenal.
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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 4/12/2024 12:47:13 PM 
GraffZ06 wrote:
If a player can't deal with getting a transfer or new recruit at their position, requiring them to beat them out to keep their starting spot, and/or be willing to provide depth and help to the team off the bench if they lose that spot - then I want THEM to transfer.


Spot on. I can't believe there's too many coaches in college hoops that isn't looking to recruit up.
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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 4/12/2024 1:58:25 PM 
GraffZ06 wrote:
I loved the growth out of Hadaway last year, but he has neither the defensive quickness, ball handling, passing nor outside shooting abilities to be a 3. He's a dynamic 4 who can be an energy guy, loose balls, rebounds, fast breaks and showed some okay post moves and good backdoor cutting/passing.

The problem for Hadaway is Clayton should be a 4 as well. What sends Aidan to the bench is us getting a starting center and sliding Clayton to the 4 IMO. I'm good with that though bc Hadaway as a 6th man/super sub would be phenomenal.


Yeah, this is where I am. Hadaway is a great, high energy four. But not yet an option at the three. Especially in a league like the MAC where true 3s are hard to come by, and usually teams are really just playing three guard lineups. Tough ask for Hadaway to guard 3s.

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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 4/12/2024 9:32:56 PM 
Bobcat Love's Sense of Shame wrote:
The advanced stats on Morton are pretty concerning. PER of 6.5, TS% of .322, eFG below 30%, and high turnover rate.

I get beggers can't be choosers, but the rate stats don't project well with more minutes. When you looked at a guy like Reef, at least there was solid production in the minutes he was on the floor.

His playing time for the last 80 percent of the year consisted of defensive specialist and mop-up with walk-ons. The sample size is pretty small and not in great situations.

The team +/- when he played regular minutes was pretty good. Purdue just needed better athleticism on the wing after their FDU loss and he was the odd man out.

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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 4/12/2024 10:06:53 PM 
Akron has some big visits this weekend. Including our friend James Okonkwo.

https://x.com/jeffborzello/status/1778958714675831053?s=4...

Last Edited: 4/12/2024 10:11:56 PM by FJC31

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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 4/13/2024 8:05:36 PM 
FJC31 wrote:
Akron has some big visits this weekend. Including our friend James Okonkwo.

https://x.com/jeffborzello/status/1778958714675831053?s=4...


Akron lands two big ones. James Okonkwo (North Carolina) and Seth Wilson (West Virginia).
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From Sean PaulCBB twitter: Thatís HUGE what a day for the Akron Zips!! I expect James Okonkwo and Seth Wilson to put up improved numbers dropping down a level.

Wilson is 6-foot-2, 220 and can really shoot it. Okonkwo is more of a defensive-minded player with exceptional athleticism. Both should start for Akron.
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This feels like Groundhog Day all over again with us struggling to bring in a portal big.

Last Edited: 4/13/2024 8:18:38 PM by FearLeon


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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 4/13/2024 8:55:03 PM 
FearLeon wrote:
FJC31 wrote:
Akron has some big visits this weekend. Including our friend James Okonkwo.

https://x.com/jeffborzello/status/1778958714675831053?s=4...


Akron lands two big ones. James Okonkwo (North Carolina) and Seth Wilson (West Virginia).
______

From Sean PaulCBB twitter: Thatís HUGE what a day for the Akron Zips!! I expect James Okonkwo and Seth Wilson to put up improved numbers dropping down a level.

Wilson is 6-foot-2, 220 and can really shoot it. Okonkwo is more of a defensive-minded player with exceptional athleticism. Both should start for Akron.
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This feels like Groundhog Day all over again with us struggling to bring in a portal big.



We're not going to be bringing in any high level bigs through the portal. They're super expensive and we wouldn't be able to keep our roster together with the cost of some of them.

I personally know of a decent, not amazing forward at a MAAC school that is rumored to be getting offered $200,000 a year by Missouri.

Everyone wants big men with experience but there's not enough good ones out there so they all get gobbled up by the power conference schools. It's a much different story with guards and wing players.

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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 4/13/2024 8:59:12 PM 
I recently spoke with the Canisius Director of Athletics, Bill Maher. He told me that the majority of schools in the MAAC are setting up their NIL collectives aimed at player retention.

If you look at what Ohio has done the last few years, I think we can see that securing our own players is priority number one. We've been able to keep our roster together the past two offseasons for the most part. It's a plus that we've still been aggressive in the portal with Hunter, Baker, Mitchell, Wiz and Cornish.

I think it was important for Boals to retain Clayton, Mitchell, Brown, Hadaway etc... heading into the offseason. We already have a quality roster. Would be great to continue adding to it. Important to note that only a small percentage of the players in portal have signed at this point.

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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 4/14/2024 8:47:58 AM 
Strong adds by Akron, but we all know Groce can flat out recruit. I think FormerMember brings up an important point. Our MAC counterparts were gutted and have more roster space and likely NIL money available than us due our number of returnees.

That said, there is still size landing at the mid-major level. For example, South Dakota just picked up Oral Robertís/Texas A&M transfer Ashton Smith. 6í9.

It sucks seeing Okonkwo, especially since we were in on him a year ago. I know these were P5 transfers, but Iím impressed national writers broke the visit news more than anything. Would love these kind of scoops as theyíre happening.

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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 4/14/2024 4:52:42 PM 
FJC31 wrote:
Strong adds by Akron, but we all know Groce can flat out recruit. I think FormerMember brings up an important point. Our MAC counterparts were gutted and have more roster space and likely NIL money available than us due our number of returnees.

That said, there is still size landing at the mid-major level. For example, South Dakota just picked up Oral Robertís/Texas A&M transfer Ashton Smith. 6í9.

It sucks seeing Okonkwo, especially since we were in on him a year ago. I know these were P5 transfers, but Iím impressed national writers broke the visit news more than anything. Would love these kind of scoops as theyíre happening.


What's amazing to me, especially at the mid-major level, is little to know recruiting of big men from the JUCO ranks. I'd take a 6-7, 6-8, 6-9 kid with 2-years experience and just decent numbers over some of these relatively unknown 6-8-plus P5 kids still living off their HS ratings but few game stats to speak of.


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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 4/14/2024 7:12:10 PM 
OUcat wrote:
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Strong adds by Akron, but we all know Groce can flat out recruit. I think FormerMember brings up an important point. Our MAC counterparts were gutted and have more roster space and likely NIL money available than us due our number of returnees.

That said, there is still size landing at the mid-major level. For example, South Dakota just picked up Oral Robertís/Texas A&M transfer Ashton Smith. 6í9.

It sucks seeing Okonkwo, especially since we were in on him a year ago. I know these were P5 transfers, but Iím impressed national writers broke the visit news more than anything. Would love these kind of scoops as theyíre happening.


What's amazing to me, especially at the mid-major level, is little to know recruiting of big men from the JUCO ranks. I'd take a 6-7, 6-8, 6-9 kid with 2-years experience and just decent numbers over some of these relatively unknown 6-8-plus P5 kids still living off their HS ratings but few game stats to speak of.




I donít disagree. Seeing a lot of JUCO players at the heights you listed with solid stats committing to parallel mid-majors.

Last Edited: 4/14/2024 7:18:07 PM by FJC31

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   Posted: 4/15/2024 12:22:34 PM 
FJC31 wrote:
OUcat wrote:
FJC31 wrote:
Strong adds by Akron, but we all know Groce can flat out recruit. I think FormerMember brings up an important point. Our MAC counterparts were gutted and have more roster space and likely NIL money available than us due our number of returnees.

That said, there is still size landing at the mid-major level. For example, South Dakota just picked up Oral Robertís/Texas A&M transfer Ashton Smith. 6í9.

It sucks seeing Okonkwo, especially since we were in on him a year ago. I know these were P5 transfers, but Iím impressed national writers broke the visit news more than anything. Would love these kind of scoops as theyíre happening.


What's amazing to me, especially at the mid-major level, is little to know recruiting of big men from the JUCO ranks. I'd take a 6-7, 6-8, 6-9 kid with 2-years experience and just decent numbers over some of these relatively unknown 6-8-plus P5 kids still living off their HS ratings but few game stats to speak of.




I donít disagree. Seeing a lot of JUCO players at the heights you listed with solid stats committing to parallel mid-majors.


You and I have gone back and forth a hundred times on this topic, and they never seen to have any interest in *anyone*. It seems stupid to say, but are they recruiting these guys... at all?... I honestly don't feel that this current staff prioritizes JUCO in recruiting.

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   Posted: 4/15/2024 12:47:10 PM 
M.D.W.S.T wrote:
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OUcat wrote:
FJC31 wrote:
Strong adds by Akron, but we all know Groce can flat out recruit. I think FormerMember brings up an important point. Our MAC counterparts were gutted and have more roster space and likely NIL money available than us due our number of returnees.

That said, there is still size landing at the mid-major level. For example, South Dakota just picked up Oral Robertís/Texas A&M transfer Ashton Smith. 6í9.

It sucks seeing Okonkwo, especially since we were in on him a year ago. I know these were P5 transfers, but Iím impressed national writers broke the visit news more than anything. Would love these kind of scoops as theyíre happening.


What's amazing to me, especially at the mid-major level, is little to know recruiting of big men from the JUCO ranks. I'd take a 6-7, 6-8, 6-9 kid with 2-years experience and just decent numbers over some of these relatively unknown 6-8-plus P5 kids still living off their HS ratings but few game stats to speak of.




I donít disagree. Seeing a lot of JUCO players at the heights you listed with solid stats committing to parallel mid-majors.


You and I have gone back and forth a hundred times on this topic, and they never seen to have any interest in *anyone*. It seems stupid to say, but are they recruiting these guys... at all?... I honestly don't feel that this current staff prioritizes JUCO in recruiting.


I have a gut feeling there is a juco forward that had a 42 point game this season they are interested in but the guy doesn't seem like a twitter or instagram blabber. Thus when he signs somewhere it will seem totally out of the blue.

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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 4/15/2024 12:58:20 PM 
Kent lands a St. Louis transfer

https://x.com/tobias_bass/status/1779915785986576856?s=46...
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   Posted: 4/15/2024 2:14:07 PM 
M.D.W.S.T wrote:
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FJC31 wrote:
Strong adds by Akron, but we all know Groce can flat out recruit. I think FormerMember brings up an important point. Our MAC counterparts were gutted and have more roster space and likely NIL money available than us due our number of returnees.

That said, there is still size landing at the mid-major level. For example, South Dakota just picked up Oral Robertís/Texas A&M transfer Ashton Smith. 6í9.

It sucks seeing Okonkwo, especially since we were in on him a year ago. I know these were P5 transfers, but Iím impressed national writers broke the visit news more than anything. Would love these kind of scoops as theyíre happening.


What's amazing to me, especially at the mid-major level, is little to know recruiting of big men from the JUCO ranks. I'd take a 6-7, 6-8, 6-9 kid with 2-years experience and just decent numbers over some of these relatively unknown 6-8-plus P5 kids still living off their HS ratings but few game stats to speak of.




I donít disagree. Seeing a lot of JUCO players at the heights you listed with solid stats committing to parallel mid-majors.


You and I have gone back and forth a hundred times on this topic, and they never seen to have any interest in *anyone*. It seems stupid to say, but are they recruiting these guys... at all?... I honestly don't feel that this current staff prioritizes JUCO in recruiting.


I don't think we recruit JUCO, no. I thought the Daniel Nixon and MJ Jacobs interest back in February was an indication of change, but we haven't really seen it otherwise.

I suppose either or both can still happen. However, it's odd to see schools like Bradley landing a 6'10 JUCO who averaged 12pgg and 10rpg while shooting 36% from 3; and App State bring in a 6'6 JUCO who averaged 19ppg and 5rpg and have no interest. Could we not use either or both of those types?

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   Posted: 4/15/2024 3:21:17 PM 
Akron lands West Virginia Guard Josiah Harris.

That's three former West Virginia players signed in last 48 hours.

Arkon is now West Virginia Junior.

John Groce doing John Groce things.

Last Edited: 4/15/2024 4:07:17 PM by FearLeon


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